Flashcards in Unit 6 Deck (27)
A work that seeks to state a point of view, discuss a subject, or persuade reader to accept an argument
A type of essay in which the writer adopts an impersonal, authoritative tone, and models highly organized structure
A type of essay in which the writer adopts a friendly or conversational tone with the reader (also known as a personal essay)
A brief work of prose or fiction
A series of events arranged to produce a definite sense of movement toward a specific goal.
A secondary plot within a piece of literature that accompanies the main plot yet is lesser in importance or significant
The part of a story's plot that introduces the reader to the setting, the characters, and the situation
The occurrence that sets the events of conflict in motion
The events that lead up to the crisis in a story
The plots major turning point at which something happens that affects the outcome of the story and determines the future of the main character
The plot's moment of highest emotional intensity
The events that unfold the results of the crisis and lead to the conclusion
The last element of the plot in which the major complications are explained or settled
The perspective or angle from which a story is told
Point of View
The narrator tells his story in third person, and as the storyteller he "knows all"
Omniscient Point of View
The narrator tells the story in third person but "gets inside" only one of the characters, usually the central characters
Limited - Omniscient Point of View
The narrator, one of the story's characters, refers to himself as "I" throughout the piece
First Person Point of View
Characteristics of Essay:
It is a short prose composition
It discusses a particular topic in a nontechnical way
It expresses the thoughts and opinions of the writer
Informal and formal essays differ in: voice
Formal essays use an impersonal but authoritative voice while informal essays are more relaxed using the voice of the writer himself.
Informal and formal essays differ in : tone
Formal essays take a more serious tone, informal essays can take a wide range from humorous to reflective to reminiscent and more.
Informal and formal essays differ in : structure
Formal essays tend to be very structured and organized in order to present a logical argument in favor of the writer's position. Informal essays have a more relaxed structure and may even seem to wander about in a chatty way.
Generally speaking, essays are
Short Stories contain the same basic elements as the
From the authors' and readers' viewpoints, the strengths of short stories compared to novels is:
They resolve conflict and communicate theme more quickly
They can more easily drive home one main theme
They are easier to read.
How to Get Things Done is written from the
First person point of view
How to Get Things Dine is a piece that exhibits
Verbal irony and structural irony